Skip to main content
A '''Binary Large OBject''' ('''BLOB''') is a collection of binary data stored as a single entity in a database management system. Blobs are typically images, sound|audio or other multimedia objects, though sometimes binary executable code is stored as a blob. Database support for blobs is not universal. Blobs were originally just big amorphous chunks of data invented by Jim Starkey at Digital Equipment Corporation|DEC, who describes them as "the thing that ate Cincinnati, Cleveland, or whatever" from "the 1958 Steve McQueen movie", referring to ''The Blob''. Later, Terry McKiever, a marketing person for Apollo Computer|Apollo, felt that it needed to be an acronym and invented the backronym ''Basic Large Object''. Then Informix invented an alternative backronym, ''Binary Large Object''. The data type and definition was introduced to describe data not originally defined in traditional...
share Share
favorite Favorite

17
RESULTS

Media Type
9
audio
3
images
3
movies
2
texts
Topics & Subjects
3
Experimental
3
The Pink Blob
2
Ambient
2
Blob
2
experimental
2
liquida
More right-solid
Collection
6
Netlabels
3
Lome
3
Community Video
2
Petroglyph Music
1
Audiophile CD Collection
1
Clinical Archives
More right-solid
Creator
8
blob
3
the pink blob
2
lyman alpha blob
1
anime blob
1
gameboydork, packert hell, the pink blob
1
joe blob
More right-solid
Language
3
English
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid